Buffet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bəˈfeɪ|  American pronunciation of the word buffet
Brit.  |ˈbʊfeɪ|  British pronunciation of the word buffet


- a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers (syn: counter, sideboard)
- a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves
- usually inexpensive bar


- strike against forcefully(syn: batter)
- strike, beat repeatedly(syn: buff)


The strong winds buffeted the ship.

...fierce winds buffeted the small sailboat...

The price includes a buffet, all drinks, and live entertainment.

He buffeted for a long time with the boisterous waves.

The letter was like a buffet on the cheek.

The price includes morning coffee, buffet lunch, and afternoon tea.

London was buffeted by storms last night.

I was weary of being buffeted by life.

Winds buffeted the tent

The wind buffeted him

...the debatable wisdom of going back for another helping from the buffet...

...too hungry to wait until the party had started, he filched a cookie from the buffet table when no one was looking...

...gluttonous customers had practically emptied the all-you-can-eat buffet...

...a medley of snack foods available on the buffet table...

...a buffet table set with an array of succulent roasts...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: buffet
he/she/it: buffets
present participle: buffeting
past tense: buffeted
past participle: buffeted
singular: buffet
plural: buffets
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